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and the revelation came out about the cia, fbi, irs, nsa a couple of initials have come up. there are real conspiracy. but when i'm also trying to do in the book is to look at conspiracy theories that say absolutely nothing true about the object of the series but all sort of thing that are true about the anxiety and the experience of the people who accept and believe and pass on the theory. the story doesn't catch on unless people feel a reason to believe it. >> what is a contemporary example. >> i think all sort of theories involve, you know, flooding again american liberty and sovereignty are going naturally appeal to people who feel like they're losing control over their live. all sort of new world order theory, for example, are metaphoric way of speaking about the losses controlled to people even the loss control is not being directed by 13 people in a secret room somewhere. this tbrun couple of decades ago. the idea that why doctors were injecting black -- there's no truth to that. ther responsible to say it was true. but it was able to catch on many had abusive treatment at the hands of hie doc
that the nsa is serving just terrorists, because you've got homeland security saying the tea party is the terrorist. as soon as they've got the information, why do you think the left doesn't care? the left knows the nsa isn't watching silicon valley. the left is watching conservatives. every bit as much as the irs targeted conservatives, and we've got to have petitions to stand up and tell the truth on this. darrell issa is doing a remarkable job on this in congress. we need to support them. we need to support politicians like ted cruz. we need to acknowledge the need to republicans, john mccain, lindsey graham, an unfortunate the marco rubio's, if that's the republican party, conservatives do not need the republican party. [applause] >> i'm from highway 61 and again in los angeles. i've got to question. the first is given the history of failure of socialism and communism, what is the true psychological motivation of today's socialists is don't recommend the economic system? and secondly, would you be willing to be interviewed for my new movie? >> i would be delighted to be in your
: with the revelations about the nsa, irs come in your view should we be paranoid? >> guest: i never want to encourage people to be paranoid because that's a clinical term. it is certainly good to be skeptical and suspicious a lot of the time. i am all for good, solid investigative journalism is grounded in facts and evidence. >> host: jesse walker, who was one of your favorite conspiracies or leaders from our history? >> guest: well, some of the interesting things in the book are people you wouldn't expect. for example, john quincy adams was very much afraid of freemasons and their influence in the united states. there is a quote from him in there that in the election of 18 dirty too, saying the important thing isn't whether andrew jackson or henry clay wins the election. it's what we can do to stop the encroaching power. so you are surprised to hear them discussing any terms. the most familiar figure -- i wouldn't call him a favorite because he was a terrible person, but there is a guy named shawn tied, who in the 70s was on the circuit in churches saying he was a former are and telling these very e
if you look upon it favorably. >> bob? do you have anything to add about our wonderful nsa state and how -- >> well, i want to -- anthonyys judgment that i believe what has been revealed recently truly is unprecedented. the power of the government, with current technology, to know where we are, and to a very high degree what we're doing every single minute of the day and night, is the stuff of which novels might have been made but it would have been too ridiculous for any novelist to embrace. it would have required to great 0 suspension of belief by the readers, and a reality that grows steadily worse. there is now a huge industry valued at something in the neighborhood of 80 to $100 billion annually. we don't really know because it's black budgets. and the people in this industry, which involves hundreds of thousands, and perhaps even millionsed of employees of i.t. companies, are working fulltime to strengthen, to widen, to intensify, all the techniques already developed, to know even more about every one of us and, endearing everyone else on the earth that they can know about. and wit
of the consulate in munich it calls for the abolition of the nsa. not reform or scaling back. the last year of the 20th anniversary with our alexis day tocqueville ward, a d.c. parallel for hope between the protest that led @ the protest that led to the eventual fall of the berlin wall? or what we can drawn today? >> we can certainly hope to move in that direction. one of the advantages the east germans had by the 1980's was ideological support that totally evaporated over the course of time. of course, there were many people who went along to get along but they could build day movement for the opposition but not by offical excuses and the greatest difficulty is a great many americans are using it. many more protests i hope there will be in the held at 800 cities in every city in america. people can now and said no. we will not tolerate this house we will oppose you with every ounce of this totalitarian measure. with david do is say yes. you are right. with david hold a hearing in they would introduce bills out of recognition along the way. then they would come forward with their reform tha
wonderful nsa state? >> i would second anthony's judgment that i believe what's then revealed recently truly is unprecedented. the power of the government with the current technology to know where we are into a very high degree what we were doing every single minute of the day it would have been ridiculous for any novelist to embrace. >> it's not simply a reality but it is one that grows steadily worse. there is now a huge industry valued at something in the neighborhood of 80 to $100 billion annually. we don't really know. the people in the industry which involves hundreds of thousands of perhaps even millions of employees and i.t. companies are working full-time to intensify all of the techniques developed to know even more about everyone of us and everyone else on the are at that they can know about. and with the modern technology most people are in line to be watched with a degree of scrutiny that no one dreamed of until quite recently. so what you might say. many americans are saying so what. i don't care. that i would say is an extraordinarily stupid attitude to take. the fact that you
would not overestimate the economic nsa. to me, the biggest thing to keep in mind that we talk about liquefied natural gas exports is that they made for the broader system of global trade, energy and jan mat. the united states prevailed over china and the world trade organization in getting it -- in pursuing its restrictions on raw material exports. we continue to pursue efforts to reduce chinese restrictions on rare earth exports. there are legal technicalities that might allow us to say we will restrictions even though you can't, but at a minimum political level that's a tough argument to kerry. if we said we were strict experts to help our economy manufacturing reduce environmental impacts, we basically take the chinese threesome of a copy paste inserting different materials into the equation. i think that would put us in a very bad position. it's worth remembering despite all the euphoria, we still remain dependent on global market for our economic security. >> you mentioned with some optimism that need for additional infrastructure to make widespread use of natural gas vehicles
. and other issue we can talk about the nsa and the rest of it, if you want. but i do think that he is focused on the longer term and his greatest hope for had hymn. he's remembered as something more than the first african-american president. and so there will be a series of stutter steps. it will frustrate people across the spectrum at various points, but i think we'll look back on this period as an exciting and important one in our national life. so with that, thank you so much for listening. [applause] >> are we about on time? was i close? >> i think we actually have time. i don't need this; is that right? >> he was give megathe hook and i didn't get it. >> i'll assume you can hear me. we thank jonathan alter columnist for bloomberg. and the new book you'll buy and those in tv land. "the center holds: obama and his enemies." it's time for the audience questions. we have a number of questions. let me start with one of these. we were talking before the presentation tonight about a question a lot of people ask about the president, which is his general asset. in the book you write very interest
of them? >> those that go to work, you say where they get the people that joined in the nsa? where do they round these people up? the same type of people from the bottom of society lowlife middle aged people speaking to would drop whenever they we're doing previously to put on a tacky uniform to go to the neighbors 30 laundry and serve a useful purpose in the process. this little bit of power that they have got holding it over others makes your life miserable and withal bureaucracy once created, it grows. bureaucracies like that, this is true of all of washington you have to kinds of people in the world. those that believe in those the believe enforce that are drawn to the government with the power of the state comes out of the barrel of a gun. it at some point with the people that work for the government for whatever reason they do not want to be there any more. we are also reaching that tipping point in the united states. >> host: who are your political heroes? >> i don't believe in politics as a way to relate to other human beings is institutionalize a illegalized coercion. but peo
of the nsa recent advances apparently haven't been put in place at the time. they called and they said okay. ocean, desert and i said definitely ocean. desert will kick up radioactive dust and pose a danger to the community. they said fantastic. they called me back a week or two later and said we looked into it. it's too expensive to fill the test so we have to crash the plane in the desert. can you come up with a reason that we shouldn't put it in the ocean? and decide what about making sure we don't harm fish? i said what about saying they're visiting the area and this would cause an international integration? are the with the fish? [laughter] the lesson you should take from this is television advisers, and dramas do not have a lot of influence. [laughter] >> on behalf of the council and everyone here tonight, thank you for speaking. [applause] >>> due to the recent discussion on student loan rates in congress, for the next hour book tv brings you portions of author presentations about the cost of higher education. we start with a panel from june that included william bennett come author
one story, i was done. 193 stories. irs, benghazi, nsa, wiretapping, nah, what is it, too difficult? when they do the wiener kind of stuff, you know, i don't know what to suggest. where republicans are concerned? it is such a double standard. i don't have the numbers, but we covered it, and there's reports on this. when there is a scandal involving a democrat, it is stunning to see the degree to which they go to say it's not a democrat. now, the abc's of journalism, it's there a story on elected officials, and you, know, the next thing as important as this first name and last name is the party affiliation. story after story after story, and we have seen if with one scandal after another after another whether the mayor is going to jail or whether you're the governor of illinois, you know, it just goes on and on and on. they just obliterate the label, but if you're a republican, it leads with republican. you see that coverage. it is stunning the double standard. this is something republicans have to live with, but republicans are treated this way because they allowed the media to trea
science, computer science. don't think for a minute that the nsa is surveying just terrorists, because you have homeland security saying the tea party is the terrorists. as soon as they have the information, why do you think the left doesn't care? the left knows the nsa isn't watching silicon valley. the left is watching conservatives. every bet as much as the irs targeted conserve -- conservatives. darrell issa is doing a remarkable job in congress. we need to support him, ted cruz, acknowledge that the me-too republicans, the john mccains, lindsey grahams and the mark -- marco rubio, if that's the republican party conservatives do not need the republican party. [applause] >> hi, joel. >> i am joel gilbert from highway 61 in entertain independent los angeles. i have two questions. given the history of failure of socialism and communism, what this try psychological motivation of today's socialists to still recommend this economic system, and secondly, would you be willing to be interviewed for my new movie? >> i've seen your movies before. be delighted. the appeal of socialism is very stro
political science and computer science so don't think for a minute the nsa is surveying just terrorist because you have some security saying tea party is the terrorist as soon as they got the reformation the left knows the nsa is not watching silicon valley there watching conservatives every bit as much as the irs targets conservatives they have to stand up and tell the truth darrell ice is doing a remarkable job on this in congress we need to support him and senator cruz was also john mccain mccain, lindsay greer amr corporation rubio is if that is the republican party than conservative student aid the republican party. [applause] >> ion from highway 61 and detained in los angeles. given the failure of socialism and communism what is the true psychological motivation of today's socialist to recommend this economically? would you be willing to we interviewed for my new movie? >> i would be delighted. thank you. but with socialism is seductive i recommend everyone younker then you read the communist manifesto with the most period documents ever written promises the workers' paradise but
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